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RODNEY MILLER’S. AKA - “In Christ there is no east orwest.” English, Hymn Tune ((4/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "In Christ there is no east or west" is a 1908 hymn text by English poet, writer and journalist William Arthur Dunkerley (1852-1941), whose pseudonym was John Oxenham. The poem was originally part of a libretto, “Darkness and Light,” prepared in 1908 for an exhibition for the London Missionary Society on the theme “The Orient in London.” He then included this poem in his collection, Bees in Amber (1913).
In Christ there is no east or west,
In him no south or north,
But one great fellowship of love
Throughout the whole wide earth.
In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord
The standard tune for this text has been "St. Peter," composed in 1836 by early American composer Alexander Reinagle. More recently, many hymnals have used a tune adapted from a spiritual by the famous African-American composer and songwriter, Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949).